Peace and Solitude

Peace and Solitude


If you’re looking for real peace and solitude explore north Northumberland. You can enjoy mile after mile of sandy beaches with castles such as Bamburgh, Royal Seat of the Kings of Northumbria, as your backdrop. 64km of the coastline from Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north down to the Coquet Estuary is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is home to numerous seabird colonies. Explore bustling market towns like Seahouses or Bewick with its fortified walls and fascinating military history.

Ford & Etal is a hidden gem of Northumberland, a privately-owned rural estate in the foothills of the Cheviots. Offering a range of all-weather attractions and activities including steam railway, heavy horse centre, famous battlefield, Victorian Cornmill, picture-postcard villages, quirky tearooms and stunning scenery there’s something for every age and interest.

Eshott Hall, a traditional country manor provides a very private and exclusive country house experience. Set within beautiful gardens in the heart of Northumberland this 17th century hall has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Relax in the drawing room or library and imagine yourself as lord and lady of the manor before sitting down for a meal in the two AA rosette restaurant.   

Places and distances

NE69 7DF

A spectacular castle with fantastic coastal views. The stunning Kings Hall and Keep house collections of armour, artwork, porcelain and furniture.



Approx 7.59 mile(s) between Bamburgh Castle and Northumberland Coast AONB
Secluded beaches
NE66 3EH
Dramatic views, sandy beaches and iconic castles - this is the essence of Northumberland's coast. Our coast is recognised by experts as a place where you will come across some rare and endangered wildlife.
Approx 21.75 mile(s) between Northumberland Coast AONB and Ford & Etal Estates
Heatherslaw Light Railway
TD12 4TJ

Within half an hour's drive of the Northumberland National Park and Cheviot Hills, the historic border towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and magnificent Bamburgh Castle, this privately owned rural estate is the perfect group venue with a range of options for every age and interest, whether visiting for an hour or a whole day.

Approx 31.08 mile(s) between Ford & Etal Estates and Eshott Hall
Outside Eshott Hall
NE65 9EN

Eshott Hall is a truly elegant Georgian country house which offers luxurious and stylish guest accommodation.

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